Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that women in general seem to converse this way? I sit next to a boardroom in my office, and I hear groups of men having conversations. One will speak, and then the other will speak, and their voices are modulated, calm and respectful. When I hear groups of women in there, it doesn't take long before they start to sound shrill. I enjoy hearing the men's voices; the women's voices give me a headache.
I have sat next to a table of women in a restaurant, and I feel as if I'm sitting next to a group of auctioneers, all trying to outdo each other.
"One dollar bid, now two, now two, will ya' give me two? Two dollar bid, now three, now three, will ya' give me three?"
Oh, my goodness.
This is by no means a scientific observation, merely anecdotal, and is not meant to be sexist -- it's merely an observation.. I don't dislike women, some of my best friends are women. I happen to be one myself. But, I am curious -- is there some biological, sociological or anthropological reason for the way groups of women communicate when they are together? I love Whoopi Goldberg, and I love Joy Behar -- just not together in the same room.